Dr. Deborah Simmons

Infertility and Pregnancy Loss Therapist


Dr. Deborah Simmons has provided counseling for infertility-related trauma and pregnancy loss for more than 20 years. She received her Ph.D. in family social science from the University of Minnesota, a Master’s degree in public administration from George Washington University, and a double major in international relations and political science from American University. She is the mother of two premature babies and a feisty veteran of months on pregnancy bed rest. She is a partner at partners (in)fertility, and an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. She offers EMDR, clinical hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy, couples therapy, and energy work. She prepares straight and gay couples and single women and men who wish to pursue IUIs, IVF, donor eggs, donor sperm, donor embryos, and surrogacy. She prepares gestational carriers for surrogate pregnancy. Dr. Simmons consults with the Center for Reproductive Medicine in Minneapolis. She is also working in the area of fertility preservation with women who have been diagnosed with cancer and with transgender men and women who wish to be parents.

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